Near Enoree in Spartanburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
A Bad Situation Gets Worse
Worse, the now outnumbered Patriots soon lost the advantage of surprise when a Loyalist patrol discovered their presence. Unable to retreat, the Patriots were forced to make hasty plans for battle.
Erected by South Carolina State Park Service.
Location. 34° 35.959′ N, 81° 51.149′ W. Marker is near Enoree, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker can be reached from Horseshoe Falls Road (South Carolina Route S-42-10) 1.4 miles south of South Carolina Route 56, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is one of a series along the Musgrove Mill Battlefield Trail. The trail starts at a parking area and leads to a loop where the main battle action occurred. It is approximately 2100 feet from the start of the trail. Marker is in this post office area: Enoree SC 29335, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. True to Their King (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Winning the Battle & the War (about 400 feet away); Americans in British Uniform (about 600 feet away); A Band of Brothers (about 600 feet away); The Enemy Within (about 600 feet away); Inman's Men Bait the Trap (about 800 feet away); Into the Backcountry (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Hot Pursuit (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Enoree.
More about this marker. Beyond this marker, the trail splits at the start of the loop section and continues downslope to a long wooden footbridge over a swamp.
Regarding A Bad Situation Gets Worse. An engraving on the left side reads: "With the battle rapidly approaching, the Patriot militiamen began seeking a good position from which to fight."
Bottom drawing: "The news of Loyalist reinforcements meant that the Patriots would now be outnumbered more than two to one" — Illustration by Darby Erd.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 99 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.